Awesome Animations (Introduction to Stop-Motion Animation) (Online)

Bring your imagination to life, create, produce and direct your own Stop Motion film! Learn stop motion animation techniques, develop characters, sets, storyboards, and stories in this week long class. Students learn to set up an animation station at home and are guided through the creative process of producing a short animation film. / Open to students ages 6–12. Younger students may need assistance from an adult. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete registration policies. Please read complete summer camp information and policies before completing your registration.

This virtual class will meet daily via Google Meet/Zoom. A group meeting will be held from 9–11 a.m. The instructor will offer optional office hours in the afternoon. The morning meetings will consist of demonstrations, technique lessons, discussions, class activities, opportunities for students to ask questions, and check-ins. Students will be expected to work independently on projects outside of class.

Required hardware: A computer, tablet or smartphone with internet access, a camera, and microphone for class meetings. Apple device (iPad or iPhone). 

Required Software: Stop Motion Studio app (free), imovie.

Required supplies for the first class: Claytoon clay; sculpture wire; needle nose pliers; duct tape; glue; acrylic or poster paints; sketchbook; pencils; color pencils; pencil sharpener; sharpie; cardboard for sets; shoe box (or equivalent) or tripod & adaptor; found objects. Supplies will cost approximately $40.

Please Register Before: June 9
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met. 
Class Savings 
Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only). 
Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CSK 0213 11 SU21
Date Start: 
Monday, June 14, 2021
Date End: 
Thursday, June 17, 2021
9:00–11:00 a.m. (Central Time)
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 6–12
Days of Week: 
Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9
Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12